Social Studies

We believe that an understanding of identity for who we and others are as individuals and as societies requires careful and contextual placement in time and place, and that this learning happens most effectively in classrooms in which students and teachers sit together for the analysis and synthesis of a variety of texts, both historical and contemporary.

In every history course, we encourage students to think and ask questions like an historian: creatively, imaginatively, and with intellectual rigor. We emphasize student-centered discussion, close reading of primary sources, analytical thinking, and independent research. The social studies program covers United States, European, and world history, including voices often not considered in traditional approaches to the subject, as well as Advanced Placement and College level courses.


• U.S. History Foundations
• Atlantic World History
• International and Global Studies
• Model United Nations
• International Perspectives on U.S. History
• U.S. History Special Topics
• Modern African Studies Seminar


• Topics in Psychology
• Advanced History Seminar
• AP Microeconomics
• AP Macroeconomics
• AP U.S. History Special Topics
• AP European History
• AP Psychology
What can the past teach you about today or tomorrow? The study of history helps you interpret the world. When you see the big picture of the events, politics, art, religion, literature, and life of the past, you’ll have a better grasp of the present and future.